Benidorm, found in the Northern Costa Blanca region in Spain, has become a popular hotspot for people looking to let their hair down in the summer months. The high season in this unique party atmosphere rivals any famous clubbing location out there, offering that much-loved beach culture in the day followed by incredible opportunities to drink, dance and make new friends by night.
We decided it was about time somebody put together an ultimate guide to all the brightest and best bars, clubs and pubs in Benidorm, so you can come along with all the knowledge of a native. Drink in this information and you’ll soon become the watched word of Benidorm, showing your friends the best parties every night like you’ve been there all your life.
Boat parties, foam parties, rooftop parties, beach parties, and more grace the town of Benidorm every year to the joys of plenty a raving reveller. Here are some of the best and most crazy around.
Jokers Foam Party
Get wet and swim through mountains of bubbles at Jokers Club. This foam party is off the chain, with everyone diving in to get soaked and dance in the soapiness. Jokers is located just off the main square of Benidorm, and is always open with great entertainment lined up. Keep an eye on when the foam parties are because you won’t want to miss them.
Benidorm Booze Cruise
The Benidorm Booze Cruise is a boat party extravaganza that every serious party-goer should attend. Complete with two hours of totally free drinks, plenty of drinking games and of course, great DJs, this boat party launches from Millers Bar at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Levante Beach Party
Levante Beach is one of the hottest places to party, with all-day festivities in the sand and enough cheap booze to fill everyone’s glasses over and over again. There are a range of group watersports and a tapas lunch to set people on the right track. Later is the real party, which kicks off in the evening to a soundtrack of chart-bangers and people playing drinking games.
Benidorm is adorned with a healthy selection of clubs, offering great music all through the night, from chart bangers to passionate international tunes. Here are some of the best.
Carnivals and cabaret at the Benidorm Palace
This is one of the most famous nights out in Benidorm because of its extravagant programming of live musicians, dancers and comedy. Dinner is included, so it’s the perfect combination of good food and a night of raucous entertainment.
The Benidorm Palace is open Wednesday through to Saturday in the high season, and welcomes children too. This makes it a great option of families in Benidorm, as there really is something for everyone.
Come to dance at KM Dance
You’ll find most of the main clubs are on Avenida Communitat Valencia, the main street that cuts through the centre of Benidorm, and The KM Dance Club is no exception. Considered the best super-club in the area by many, Judge Jules has a regular residency at KM so people flock from miles around to catch the Radio 1 DJ in action.
The old school disco scene at the Hippodrome
The Hippodrome really is a sight to behold. The amount of neon lights in this place would make Las Vegas blush, and the music pumping out of the huge speakers keep people dancing indoors, outdoors and on its private terrace well into the morning.
Belly dancers and great DJs interchange night on night, keeping the mood at Hippodrome fresh and the energy high. Indoors the party feels like a crazy disco that’s been given a futuristic makeover, with flashing signs and lasers. Plus there are cheap shots rolling out onto the bar constantly.
Roll up, roll up, that party’s at Penelope’s
Penelope’s is the second biggest superclub in Benidorm, and one of the most exciting without a doubt. The venue sees night after night of packed-out rooms, glitter raves, glow stick parties and dressed up revellers. This club is open even in low season, with Halloween being one of their biggest annual nights.
Welcoming a programme of internationally acclaimed DJs all year around, Penelope’s is a club with an incredible reputation that helped put Benidorm on the map for partying. Make sure you visit so you can see first hand exactly why the punters keep coming back.
Bars & Pubs
It’s not all full speed ahead, superclub craziness in Benidorm. There are dozens upon dozens of bars and pubs that offer any sort of atmosphere, from relaxed and social to loud and raucous entertainment. We’re sure you’ll find one to suit your tastes.
Tributes at Morgan’s Tavern
Morgan’s Tavern is your go-to for late night entertainment, especially if you’re looking for impersonators and tribute acts. Take That, Michael Jackson and Madonna are just some of the huge artists whose songs have adorned these stages, although admittedly not played by the singers themselves.
Morgan’s Tavern is also a top cocktail joint too, with fantastically cheap drinks to keep you cat-calling and heckling those live acts all evening. Just one street away from the sea front, Morgan’s Tavern is a nightlife hotspot that always leaves party-goers satisfied.
An alternative night out at Rock and Roll House
With a strong 60s theme, and even stronger taste in music, the Benidorm Rock and Roll House is the only place for lovers of alternative music. The bar owners challenge you to get up on stage and sing your heart out as part of their rock’n’roll karaoke. If you prefer to watch the action rather than be part of it, you’re invited to settle down and watch live acts tear the stage apart every weekend.
An intimate night at Valentine’s Cabaret
Another fantastic tribute venue, Valentine’s Cabaret brings fantastic entertainment to its customers every night. Rod Stewart and One Direction tributes are the two acts which regulars count among their favourites, but the long list of programming truly has something for anyone.
Go wild at The Western Saloon
The Western Saloon is one of a kind, a Wild West themed bar in Benidorm which offers incredible hoe-downs and live country bands with fiddles and double basses to get you and your dance partner’s knees well and truly up. Dress up like Clint Eastwood and stand off on the dance floor, ready to draw for your best moves.
A hidden gem at the Secret Fountain Rooftop Bar
Cocktails, craft beers and good wine – the Secret Fountain Rooftop Bar has it all, plus a relaxed and exclusive vibe. Hidden away high above Benidorm, only those in the know benefit from the chilled out atmosphere of this great little bar. If you fancy a quiet one, a meet and greet, or a romantic night out, this rooftop hang out spot is right for you.
Now you know exactly where you should be spending your nights in this lively city, all that’s left to is book your next Benidorm holiday.